Minimum Wage
Raising America's Pay

People are experiencing the recovery much differently based on their race and their location, and for far too many people, particularly people of color, the recovery has yet to occur. Read the report

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would take 1.7 million workers off public assistance programs and save taxpayers $7.6 billion a year. Read the report

A century of segregationist public policy created our racially divided metropolitan landscape, and this history is wholly inseparable from the recent tragedy in Ferguson. Read the report

Raising America’s Pay is a new EPI initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. Generating broad-based wage growth is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality and boosting living standards. View the research


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